Richard A. DiLiberto Jr.

Richard A. DiLiberto Jr.

Partner
Location:
Wilmington, Delaware
Phone:
302-571-6657
888-395-7576
Fax:
302-576-3290
Email:

When lives are completely turned around by an injury, Rick DiLiberto has both the legal firepower and the natural compassion to get those lives back on track. With over three decades of multi-million dollar results to his credit, Rick is known as a personal injury lawyer who takes seriously the human needs of his clients. He makes sure they understand what they're getting into at every step in the process. He makes sure their bills and lost wages get paid, that their injuries and lifestyle adjustments are properly documented for the court, and that they can reach a favorable financial settlement - whether through negotiated settlement, mediation, arbitration, or trial.

As a former teacher and legislator - on the Judiciary, Public Safety and Education Committees of the Delaware House of Representatives - he is especially attuned to the needs of injured and abused children. Admired for his ability to put children at ease in stressful medical and legal situations, Rick is equally sensitive to the hurdles - both practical and emotional - faced by their parents.

With a practice that represents victims in every type of personal injury, Rick does all he can to streamline the justice system. In helping his clients through the most disruptive time in their lives, he wants to make that system the least disruptive part of it.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 1986
  • New Jersey, 1987
  • Pennsylvania, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Delaware

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Honors: Moot Court Honor Society Member
    • Law Review: Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Member, 1984 - 1986
    • Law Journal: Delaware Law Forum, Editor-in-Chief, 1985 - 1986
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
    • B.S. cum laude

Published Works

  • An Apple for the Teacher:, Educational Malpractice Fails Judicial Test, But Core Problem Remains, Insurance Counsel Journal, 53, 1986
  • Premenstrual Stress Syndrome Defense: Legal, Medical and Social Aspects, Medical Trial Technique Quarterly, 33, 1987
  • The Federal and State Constitutionality of Baccalaureate Services in the Public Schools, Ohio Northern University Law Review, 15, 1988
  • Paralegals and the Litigation Team, http://www.ycst.com/paralegals.html
  • Trying the Soft Tissue Case in Delaware, http://www.ycst.com/softtissue.html
  • Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Delaware

Classes/Seminars

  • Enhanced Ethics and Delaware Practice - The 13th Annual Seminar, Delaware State Bar Association
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association 2007 Annual Convention, Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, June 22, 2007 - June 23, 2007
  • Bridge The Gap: The Delaware Pre-Admission Conference, Widener University School of Law, November 2, 2006 - November 3, 2006
  • Fundamentals of Lawyer-Client Relations, Delaware State Bar Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America - NJ, April 27, 2006 - April 28, 2006
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors
  • Bridge The Gap: The Delaware Pre-Admission Conference, October 27, 2005 - October 28, 2005
  • Enhanced Ethics and Delaware Practice, St. Thomas More Society and Delaware State Bar Association
  • Fundamentals of Lawyer-Client Relations, Delaware State Bar Association
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association 2005 Annual Convention, June 10, 2005 - June 11, 2005
  • DTLA 2005 Annual Convention - "Polish Your Practice", Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, June 10, 2005 - June 11, 2005
  • Fundamentals of Lawyer-Client Relations, Delaware State Bar Association
  • DTLA Annual Convention
  • MMI Preparatory School Commencement
  • Delaware Economic Development Office Trade Mission, State of Delaware
  • DSBA and St. Thomas More Society Annual Ethics Seminar, DSBA and St. Thomas More Society
  • Delaware Economic Development Office Trade Mission, State of Delaware
  • DTLA Winter Seminar, Delaware Trial Lawyers Association
  • DTLA Essentials of Personal Injury Litigation, Delaware Trial Lawyers Association
  • Delaware House of Representatives Education Committee, Teacher
  • Speaker, Delaware Supreme Court's pre-admission conference for new attorneys

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell®, "AV" rated, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Personal Injury Litigation, 2007-Present
  • Superior Court, Arbitrator
  • Superior Court, Certified Mediator
  • Widener University School of Law Alumni Association Outstanding Service Award, 1999
  • Bloomsburg University Alumni Association Young Alumnus of the Year Award, 2002
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Law Day Community Service Award, 2001
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Distinguished Legislative Service Award, 1999
  • Governor's Magistrate Screening Committee, Member
  • "Advocate for the Underdog," Bloomsburg The University Magazine, Fall 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Member
  • Delaware House of Representatives, Member, 1992 - 2002
  • Commission on Delaware Courts, 2000
  • Delaware Courts Planning Committee
  • Supreme Court Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2005 - 2006
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative Committee Chairman, 2004 - 2005
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, New Castle County Member-at-Large, 2003 - 2004
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2003 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Conference of State Legislatures, Vice-Chair, Law and Justice Committee, 1997
  • Delaware Health Care Commission Diabetes Task Force
  • Delaware Blue-Gold High School All Star Basketball Games, Board of Directors
  • University of Delaware Sea Grant Program, Board of Directors
  • Widener University School of Law Paralegal and Intensive Trial Advocacy Programs, Adjunct Faculty
  • Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture, Chairman

Past Employment Positions

  • Delaware State House of Representatives, Member, 1992 - 2002
  • Widener University Paralegal Program, Adjunct Professor, 1987 - 1991
  • Widener University School of Law Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Instructor, 1989 - Present
  • Joseph J. Farnan, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, Clerk, 1985 - 1986
  • William C. Carpenter, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, Clerk
  • Honorable Vincent A. Bifferato, Superior Court of the State of Delaware, Judicial Law Clerk, 1986 - 1987

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity